Fodder Experimentation Progress Summary

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Fodder experimentation progress
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Village
Name and surname
Bales
Supplements
Feeding regime
Ezibomvini
Phumelele Hlongwane
32 veld grass
LS33 (12l), premix
450 (2x50kg)
2 cows 1x/day (1
September)
Stulwane
Mtholeni Butehelzi/
Dlamini
40 veld grass
LS33 (8,8l), premix
(50kg)
4(16) cows every
2nd day
(12 August)
Thulani Dlamini
9- lab-lab
3- grass, maize
stalks, cowpea
LS33 (4,8l)
5 (17) every 2nd
day
(1 September)
Dlezakhe Hlongwane
10-veld grass,
lablab, cowpeas,
maize stover
LS 33 (4l), premix
450 (50kg)
4 (19)- every 2nd
day
(1 September)
Eqeleni
Ntombakhe Zikode
6-veld grass
2-teff
LS 33 (4l), premix
450 (50kg)
1 (4) -every 2nd day
(1 September)
A number of other participants who have not made bales are to feed premix(on it’s own)and use protein
blocks for their cattle, which will graze what is available in the veld and fields.
These participants are buying the supplements form their local farmer centres
Eqeleni: (2 participants) :2 protein blocks 4x 50kg bags premix 450
Stulwane: (6 participants) 2 protein blocks, 14x 50kg bags premix 450
Ezibomvini: (3 participants): 4 protein blocks, 8x50kg premix 450
Below are a few indicative photographs
Left and above: Phumelele Hlongwane, weighing premix for
her cattle and records
Above left: Phumelele Hlongwane making bales, and Above right: Mtholeni Dlamini’s stored bales